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Sonoita-Bisbee

Sonoita-Bisbee Spring Overnight Tour

March 17 - March 18 2018
Sonoita, Arizona, USA
 

With the spring sun beckoning you to Bisbee and the wind at your back, travel east on Hwy 82, and feast your eyes on rolling grassland country with the lofty Huachuca Mountains at the horizon. Join us for a weekend of camaraderie, fitness and fun in Bisbee! Pedal long rolling hills and enjoy scenic vistas as you make your way to the quaint old mining town of Bisbee, now an arts colony, nestled in Southeast Arizona's Mule Mountains.

Click HERE to download the mail-in registration form and waiver. Mail in registrations must be received or postmarked by the Wednesday prior to the ride. If not postmarked prior, you will be charged the day of fee. Online registration will also close on the Wednesday prior to the ride.

With the spring sun beckoning you to Bisbee and the wind at your back, travel east on Hwy 82, and feast your eyes on rolling grassland country with the lofty Huachuca Mountains at the horizon. Join us for a weekend of camaraderie, fitness and fun in Bisbee! Pedal long rolling hills and enjoy scenic vistas as you make your way to the quaint old mining town of Bisbee, now an arts colony, nestled in Southeast Arizona's Mule Mountains.

DAY ONE: 63 miles, via Tombstone to Bisbee.

Ride north out of the Santa Cruz Fairgrounds in Sonoita and turn east on Hwy 82. The route will be marked with GABA signs at all turns. Continue east to through Mustang Corners towards Tombstone. Cycle east on Hwy 82 to Hwy 80, turn south to pedal through the lively, old town of Tombstone. Stop for a bit and enjoy a meal in one of the old west restaurants, if you desire. Continue south from Tombstone on Hwy 80. From the base of Mule Pass, you have the choice of turning left at top of the hill prior to the tunnel overlooking the town of Bisbee, or a great decent through the tunnel into Bisbee. Your luggage will be waiting for your arrival at your lodging.

DAY TWO: 66.5 miles via Hereford, Palominas, Sierra Vista, Mustang Corners to Sonoita
Enjoy a beautiful decent by the Lavender Pit continuing south on Hwy 92 towards Sierra Vista. Turning right onto Hereford road where you will cross the San Pedro River and continue through some residential areas working your way towards Ft. Huachuca and Sierra Vista. Continue North on Hwy 90 towards Mustang Corners where you will find your last SAG before the 17 mile grand finale. Turn Left onto Hwy 82 cycling the final 17 miles through rolling hills and grasslands back into Sonoita and the end of your wonderful journey.

No camping available for Saturday night.

STARTING POINT: Saturday Morning in Sonoita at the Fairgrounds, intersection of Hwys 82 & 83. Allow at least 1 hour driving time from Tucson to Sonoita, more coming from the NW side.

Schedule:

     Check-in: 6:30-7:30am Saturday at the Santa Cruz County fairgrounds on Hwy 83 a block south of the intersection of Hwy 82 & 83 in Sonoita. Free parking (Camping - on your own.)

     Baggage vehicle leaves Sonoita: 8am Saturday

     Baggage arrives in Bisbee: Between 12-1pm Saturday

     Baggage vehicle leaves Bisbee: 8am Sunday (leave your luggage where it was delivered on Saturday)

     Baggage arrives in Sonoita: 11am Sunday

Click HERE to download the mail-in registration form and waiver. Mail in registrations must be received or postmarked by the Wednesday prior to the ride. If not postmarked prior, you will be charged the day of fee. Online registration will also close on the Wednesday prior to the ride.

 
Tour Summary: 63 miles (day1), 65 miles (day2)
Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
 
Start Times / Itinerary

Check-in: 6:30-7:30am Saturday

Costs

$55 - $65

Start Address: Sonoita Fairgrounds (Just south of the intersection on the right) Hwy 83 & Hwy 83 Sonoita, AZ 85637
 
 
 
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